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3 01, 2020

Happy New Year! Drones v Fireworks

By |2020-01-03T11:54:00+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As well as the popping champagne corks, the explosions of fireworks form the soundtrack to ringing in the new year.  However, if you were watching the skies in some parts of the world as we entered 2020, you might have seen drone swarms taking their place in creating spectacular aerial displays. Take a look at what Shanghai created to welcome in the New Year. China, having given fireworks to [...]

15 11, 2019

Hints for Buying Second Hand Drones

By |2019-11-08T14:48:24+00:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone flying is an exciting new area in the leisure industry and with new aircraft being introduced all the time, it's very tempting to look to the second hand market to invest in your first UAV. Prices have fallen as drones have become more popular and technology has advanced to a point where really very advanced technology is available in relatively entry level aircraft.  Of course the rapidly advancing pace of change has [...]

6 11, 2019

Buying a Drone for your Child this Christmas?

By |2019-11-06T16:24:08+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Despite a couple of prominent high street stores looking likely to pull out of the consumer drone market - John Lewis have already decided that they won't be selling them any more and Jessops are looking at their future in a more general sense - it's still likely that drones will feature a number of letters to Santa this year. However, it's worthwhile for parents to know that unless they are buying their [...]

23 10, 2019

CAA Drone Registration and Competency Test Update

By |2019-10-23T16:01:04+01:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The latest update regarding drone registration was published on the CAA website on October 21st 2019. After delays to the proposed registration process, which was originally scheduled to begin on October 1st, registration will now ope on November 5th.  It will become mandatory on November 30th according to the originally published timetable. There are two major amendments to the originally published plans for the dual scheme that combines a new education package and [...]

4 10, 2019

Drones and Warehouse Efficiency

By |2019-10-04T10:50:25+01:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

With drones continuing to make inroads into many commercial areas, warehouse management is one that is tailor-made to benefit from the automation potential that UAVs have to offer. Warehouses still require a great deal of human input when it comes to picking and packing goods. However, drones can take some of the strain when it comes to inventory management - one of the more time consuming areas of running a warehouse business.  Drones [...]

1 10, 2019

Flying Drones and Sharing the Air with Military Aircraft

By |2019-09-24T15:52:22+01:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

As drones become more widely used, more focus is applied as to how they can safely share the airspace with other users.  Traditional manned aircraft operate above the 400 foot ceiling for legal drone operation however, the military often fly below this altitude as part of their essential training exercises. Military training exercises are not limited by geography or timetables as they can occur anywhere across the UK throughout the day [...]

10 09, 2019

Altitude Angel Take Steps to Improve Drone Safety

By |2019-09-12T15:21:10+01:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Altitude Angel is the world's leading unmanned traffic management (UTM) provider and has taken steps to improve safety in the skies for all users by introducing a 'just culture' reporting system for drone operators and pilots. With the aim of catching up to the reporting standards already in place for the manned aviation industry, which is based on the principle of just culture.  This is not a no-blame scenario but it does recognise [...]

7 09, 2019

How Drones can Assist in Search and Rescue

By |2019-09-06T11:22:21+01:00September 7th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Search and rescue teams in many areas - from coastguard to mountain rescue - have been investigating how drones can help them in their life saving work over the last few years. Having an aerial perspective on an emergency situation provides some very obvious benefits in terms of allowing fast searching over large areas that could have potentially difficult terrain to traverse on foot - exactly the type of terrain that search and [...]